Keeping the party alive: Universal Orlando extends Mardi Gras celebration again

Event now running though May 2 due to popular demand

Mardi Gras sign at Universal Orlando Jan 4, 2021 (Landon McReynolds, WKMG-TV)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando said Monday it has extended its popular Mardi Gras 2021: International Flavors of Carnaval through May 2.

This is the second extension for the festival, which was scheduled to end on April 11.

The festival lets guests take a culinary journey, tasting more than 70 delectable dishes and beverages from 13 locations around the world.

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Mardi Gras Food and Beverage Offerings

Joining the flavors of the festival is live entertainment including energetic dancers and stilt performers, brass band musicians and thousands of colorful Mardi Gras beads.

Guests can also check out this year‘s Mardi Gras Tribute Store to purchase sweet treats and merchandise.

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About the Author:

Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.